Scafell Pike or bust
Will last year's postponed physical challenge be fulfilled this weekend?
This time last year Mr Dickson was all set to climb Scafell Pike. However, the day before he was due to make the ascent, he literally 'bust' his little finger, and the climb - which involves a fair bit of scrambling - was duly postponed. Not to be completely defeated, Mr. Dickson embarked on a different challenge, instead, last year, riding over 40 miles on his bike, from Urmston to Jodrell Bank and back again.
This was all done in order to raise funds for Christmas events run by our sixth form. Last year's sixth form hosted a party for students from Delamere Special School and delivered presents to senior citizens in local care homes.
Well, Mr Dickson is all set to complete another Christmas fundraiser. This weekend, he intends to make the assault on Scafell Pike that he was not able to see through last year. This is set to be quite a challenge. Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, and It's the only one of Britain's three highest peaks that Mr. Dickson has yet to climb - his having already visited the summits of Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales. As a stiff breeze is forecast for this Saturday, the windchill factor will cause temperatures to feel like -2 degrees C!
However, a warm glow can be created for Mr Dickson and those accompanying him if the ascent can achieve its aim of raising funds for this year's Christmas charity events. Just £1.00 donated to the cause from each family with a child at Urmston Grammar will be enough to ensure that the Delamere pupils and local citizens can have presents and a party to remember. You can donate your pound, if you so choose (feel free to donate more if you wish), by submitting it, through Urmston Grammar's ParentPay, to Mr. Dickson’s Scafell Climb 2022.